mark cooley
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

Mark Cooley is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring the intersections of art, activism and institutional critique in a variety of contexts. Subjects of particular interest are U.S. foreign policy, corporate culture, and the political economy of new technologies. Recently, Mark has focused his attention on food production and consumption and the ways in which artists may mediate in these processes.

The war must go on

Three projects for the 2006 season of artists� billboards produced by Clockshop. The participating artists are Trevor Paglen & John Emerson, Ignasi Aballi, and Nadiah Bamadhaj. Funded by the Lef Foundation and CBS Outdoor.

Trevor Paglen is an artist and geographer based in Berkeley, California. His project �CIA Rendition Flights 2001-2006� is composed from flight data provided by the Federal...


Free Culture presents: Down with DRM Video Contest

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Enter the Down with DRM video contest for a chance to win a Neuros OSD - a portable digital VCR! (Thanks jborn.)

Joining in Oct 3rd - Day Against DRM, Free Culture will select the 5 best anti-DRM video entries and award a Neuros OSD to each creator. is also looking to air selected anti-DRM videos on their website during the week of October 3rd, and we want to give them a hand.

Here are the official rules to enter Free Culture’s Down with DRM Video Contest:

  • Deadline for submissions: Sunday, October 1 at 11:59pm EDT

for video:

  • Anti-DRM themed
  • Short
  • Video, animation, or remix
  • Make it catchy — we want these videos to be viral

  • Please submit your video to the online video sharing network(s) that you prefer. Here are some examples:
  • Please tag your video with “downwithdrm” and “dbdoct3″so that people can search for it.
  • Preference will be given to submissions under free content licenses such as Creative Commons BY-SA, BY, PD, or the Free Art license.
  • E-mail with a link to your video by October 1 at 11:59pm EDT.
  • Free Culture will select the top 5 entries and award the winners with a Neuros OSD (one per video).

  • Digg!

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    The Privatization of War

    The Privatization of War: Colombia as Laboratory and Iraq as Large-Scale Application

    A mapping project by Lize Mogel and Dario Azzellini

    Gwangju Bienniale, South Korea September 8 � November 11, 2006 Latin America Curated by Chris Gilbert and Cira Pascual Marquina

    Commissioned for the Gwangju Biennial, this collaboration between artist Lize Mogel and writer Dario Azzellini diagrams the

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    Nick Hallett:


    Saturday, September 30
    Admission: $8
    Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10pm
    reservations are recommended: 718.384.1369
    58 N 3rd St (btw Wythe & Kent)
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Subway: L Train to Bedford

    Join film festival prankster Ben Coonley and internet artist Marisa
    Olson for an evening of "ubiquitous media:" PowerPoint presentation
    send-ups, subversive Blogging, pro-sporting simulacra, and a host of
    new media topsy-turveydom. By appropriating amateur technologies to
    create innovative and amusing forms of entertainment, Ben and Marisa
    give us a slice of "life as art," just maybe pointing out that the
    kind of life our culture leads brings forth absurd new ways of
    experiencing it. The program will consist of some never-
    before-screened gems and a two-channel collaborative installation
    specifically created for Monkey Town.

    Website for Marisa:
    Website for Ben:

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    Preemptive Media's AIR


    Launching September 14

    "Allowing you to explore your neighborhood and urban environment for pollution and fossil fuel burning hotspots." :: The AIR project will launch on September 14, 2006 in Lower Manhattan at the AIR headquarters located in 125 Maiden Lane (map). Release party from 5-7pm!! The headquarters will be open daily from 12-7 pm from 9/15-21.

    AIR is a public, social experiment in which people are invited to use Preemptive Media's portable air monitoring devices to explore their neighborhoods and urban environments for pollution and fossil fuel burning hotspots. Participants or "carriers" are able to see pollutant levels in their current locations, as well as simultaneously view measurements from the other AIR devices in the network. An on-board GPS unit and digital compass, combined with a database of known pollution sources such as power plants and heavy industries, allow carriers to see their distance from polluters and other AIR devices. In addition, the devices regularly transmit data to a central database allowing for real time data visualization on this website.

    While AIR is designed to be a tool for individuals and groups to self identify pollution sources, it also serves as a platform to discuss energy politics and their impact on environment, health and social groups in specific regions.

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